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Community Partners

Partner Organizations

People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos is a program without walls. That is, we go to where the participants are and we provide a program coordinator, all program materials, and evaluation procedures, while our partner organizations provide the meeting space and bring the participants together. Currently, we conduct programs in prisons, homeless shelters, adult basic education programs, halfway houses, libraries, senior centers, and residential treatment facilities, among other social service agencies. In offering access to high-quality humanities programming, we seek to complement the services already in place at our partner sites.

What makes a good partner organization?

Consistent group available for eight sessions that meet once a week for eight weeks, or twice a week for four weeks

Group size: approximately 15-20 participants

Commitment to the program schedule (limited scheduling conflicts for participants)

Reliable transportation for participants traveling to site

Current Regional Partners

New Jersey

Architect’s Housing, Trenton.
Residents in senior-living facility.

Bo Robinson Education and Training Center, Trenton.

Male inmates in minimum-security facility.

Children’s Home Society, Trenton.*
Community resource center for Latino/a families.

Columbus House, Trenton.
Women in transition from incarceration.

Dorothea’s House, Princeton.*
Community resource center for Latino/a families.

Elm Court, Princeton.
Senior citizens.

Fort Dix, Pemberton.*
Men in federal prison.

FNP Cares Metuchen, Metuchen.
Senior citizens.

Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Yardville.* 
Male inmates who are enrolled in the facility’s high school equivalency program.

HomeFront Family Campus, Ewing.
Adults in transitional housing.

Hopeworks ‘N Camden, Camden.
At-risk youth participating in GED and vocational-training programs.

Latin American Legal Defense Fund, Trenton.*
Community resource center for Latino/a families.

Lawrence Plaza, Lawrenceville. 
Senior citizens.

Lawrence Township Senior Center, Lawrenceville.
Senior citizens.

Lyons Veterans Campus, Lyons.
Veterans.

New Jersey Youth Corps of Trenton, Ewing.
At-risk youth participating in GED and vocational-training programs.

Puerto Rican Association, Perth Amboy.*
Community resource center for Latino/a families.

Rescue Mission, TEACH (Trenton Educational Advancement Center for the Homeless) Program, Trenton.

Men recovering from substance abuse in an early release-from-prison program.

St. James Village, Hightstown.*
Senior citizens.

UIH Family Partners: Operation Fatherhood, Trenton
Fathers enrolled in workforce development and other supportive services.

Pennsylvania

Interim House, Philadelphia.
Women residents in drug rehabilitation program.

Manos House, Lancaster.
Teenage males in residential drug rehabilitation facility.

New York

New Americans Welcome Center, Richmond.*
Community resource center for Latino/a families.

Sites with an (*) indicate Spanish speaking programs.